Marie Sklodowska Curie
The Marie Skłodowska Curie actions are open to all domains of research and innovation addressed under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, from basic research up to market take-up and innovation services. Research and innovation fields as well as sectors are chosen freely by the applicants in a fully bottom-up manner.
The Marie Skłodowska Curie actions are open to researchers and innovation staff at all stages of their career, as well as to universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, and other socio-economic actors from all countries, including third countries under the conditions defined in Regulation (EU) XX/2013 (Rules for Participation). Attention is paid to encouraging the strong participation of industry, in particular SMEs, for the successful implementation and impact of the Marie Skłodowska Curie actions.
The Marie Skłodowska Curie actions support researchers to establish themselves on a more stable career path and to ensure that they can achieve an appropriate work/life balance, taking into account their family situation. The principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers1 (Charter and Code) promoting open recruitment and attractive working and employment conditions are recommended to be endorsed and applied by all the funded participants.
Mobility is a key requirement in the Marie Skłodowska Curie actions. Researchers receive funding on the condition that they move from one country to another to broaden or deepen their competences.
Marie Skłodowska Curie actions pay particular attention to gender balance. In line with the Charter and Code, all Marie Skłodowska Curie proposals are encouraged to take appropriate measures to facilitate mobility and counter-act gender-related barriers to it. Equal opportunities are to be ensured, both at the level of supported researchers and that of decisionmaking/supervision. In research activities where human beings are involved as subjects or end-users, gender differences may exist. In these cases the gender dimension in the research content has to be addressed as an integral part of the proposal to ensure the highest level of scientific quality.
To further enhance dissemination and public engagement, beneficiaries of the Marie Skłodowska Curie actions are required to plan suitable public outreach activities.